Covid-19: States struggle to track back missing persons in the UK India News

BENGALURU / CHENNAI: Although the number of patients who tested positive for the mutant variant of SARS-CoV-2 from the UK rose to 25 in India on Thursday, according to official sources, several state governments have stepped up their efforts. to identify missing British returnees who have landed in India in the last month or so.
While Karnataka has yet to find 175 passengers, including 80 foreigners, the Tamil Nadu government has so far failed to track about 360 returnees from the UK, all from Chennai and Chengalpattu.
About 2,300 passengers returned from the UK to TN on November 21, and the government followed 1,936 of them, all undergoing RT-PCR tests. While 24 gave positive results and 1,853 gave negative results, the results of 59 are expected. There are difficulties in tracking passengers because they provided wrong addresses, Secretary of State J Radhakrishnan told reporters in Chennai.
Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar said: “Of the 175 missing, 80 are not Indian citizens. This means we do not have their contact details. But the home department is looking into the matter.”